Apple are set to launch their new iPhone 5 very soon. Although there is no confirmed specification on this new model there is set to be a number of changes with some of the major ones being introduced as part of the new iOS6 software that the model will feature.
A really impressive aspect of recent iPhones is the iCloud storage service which enables user to remotely store a variety of data from their mobile device. This service was introduced in 2011 and lets a whole host of material ranging from calendar appointments to contact details to be stored in an allocated amount of storage. Not only does this mean that the information is safe if a handset is lost or stolen but it also allows access from other iOS devices that the user may own. One area where this works particularly well is with photographs. When the user snaps an image on their iPhone it is placed in the Photo Stream which means that it is saved automatically. Apple want to make full use of this feature on the iPhone 5 by turning it into a fully functioning social networking service. This will mean that photographs can be shared with selected friends without needing them to be uploaded to independent social networking site. This is similar to what the popular Instagram service currently offers and the functionality will extend to video clips as well.
The new iOS6 software will introduce a number of other improvements to users of the iPhone 5. One area where we will see a big difference is with the Siri voice recognition service. Apple have allowed application developers access to this software for the first time which means that the service is no longer restricted to native applications on the phone. We should soon see a range of software designed to make full use of this excellent system. Siri will also be able to conduct more tasks on the iPhone 5 such as launching applications and video playback. When iOS5 was introduced a major change was the integration of Twitter and there are rumours that Facebook will also be featured on the new platform. This means that users will be able to upload photographs directly to the site and update their status via the Siri service.
The iPhone 5 is shaping up to be an excellent mobile smartphone and the changes that are set to be introduced by iOS6 will really benefit the phone. The new Photo Stream functionality looks very impressive while Siri improvements look set to make this a very special device.